Resident parking permits
Resident parking permits are available for residents who reside within a time-restricted parking area and have limited off-street parking. The permit allows residents to park for an unlimited period of time in a time-restricted parking area, subject to conditions.
Conditions of use for resident parking permits are provided on the correspondence that comes with your label. The conditions that have been applied to all 2019 resident parking permits are as follows:
- The permit must be displayed in a clearly visible location inside the vehicle on the left hand side of the front dash of the vehicle.
- The permit is not valid for a heavy/long vehicle.
- The permit is not valid for use in a metered space or where parking is prohibited.
- The permit must not be copied or reproduced.
Please note: Although permit holders can park anywhere within the timed traffic area, applications can only be approved where parking is available immediately adjacent to the premises and vehicles can be legally parked. For example, the area of road immediately adjacent to the premises must not have a yellow 'no stopping' line, or metered or restricted parking (loading zone). On-street parking permits are not available for heavy vehicles (vehicles in excess of 4.5 tonnes GVM or 7.5 metres in length).
No fees apply.
Apply for a new permit
The number of on-street parking permits available to you depends on the type of residence and your current off-street parking spaces. Use this table to find out how many permits you can apply for.
|Type of residence
||Number of off-street parking spaces (carport/garage)
||Maximum number of permits per premises
|House or duplex
|3 or more
||0 (not eligible)
|Unit or townhouse (see note below*)
||0 (not eligible)
|Note: Permits are not available for a unit or townhouse within a multi-level or community title building, if:
- the building has more than 30 residences and is located in the Central or Southport Traffic Areas; or
- the building has more than 20 residences and is located in any other traffic area.
A traffic area is a mapped geographical area where timed on-street parking controls apply. When applying for a resident parking permit, you will be asked to identify whether you live within one of the following designated traffic areas:
If you are not sure which area applies to you, please review the maps in the links above.
If you do not reside within one of these designated traffic areas and would like to apply for a permit, you must reside within a time-restricted parking area. In this situation, when completing the form, select ‘Other’ in the options.
Before completing the application form you will need to know your:
- street address or Lot and RP (parcel) number.
The resident must complete the application (in this case, the resident will be considered the licensee - the person who holds the resident parking permit).
You will also need:
- proof of residency (one or more of the following):
- recent electricity bill detailing applicant name and property address
- recent rates notice (owner occupier)
- signed tenancy/lease agreement.
- for units
- Body corporate/complex manager parking allocation confirmation for units only (signed letter stating number of off-street car parking spaces provided by a carport or garage allocated to the dwelling), or alternatively
- a statutory declaration detailing the above, witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.
You will need to have these documents ready to supply with your application.
- I know how many permits I can apply for
- I know what traffic area I am in (if applicable)
- I know my street address and/or Lot and RP number
- I have all the required documents ready
- I am the Licensee (resident of the property).
Submit online form
Instructions for submitting online form:
- Location search - enter your property address and click search.
- Select your property from the search results and click next.
- Identify applicable parties - add details for the licensee and contact, click next.
- Licensee is the person applying for the permit and the contact is the person the City should contact in relation to the permit.
- Licensee and contact details can be the same.
- The next button will only become available once both the licensee and contact are added.
- Complete the remaining permit details and submit.
Complete the downloadable version of the ‘Resident parking permit application' form below.
Change an existing permit
Resident parking permits do not attract a fee and may be renewed annually by way of acknowledgement to the City. They are valid for one calendar year from 1 January to 31 December.
If you have no change of details and no renewal fee to pay, you can renew your permit using one of the methods described on our Permits and licensing approvals page.
You may apply to change your resident parking permit if you need to remove or add a vehicle to your permit, or to update contact details. Fees may apply.
Complete the downloadable version of the 'Parking permit amendment' application form below.
If you have moved to a new residential premises located within a time-restricted traffic area, you need to complete a new application for a resident parking permit.
The resident parking permit is not transferable.
You may apply for a replacement permit if your permit is lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged. You may also request a replacement of any approval documentation associated with your permit.
To apply for a replacement permit or approval documentation, complete a replacement application. Fees apply.
Complete the downloadable version of the 'Parking permit - replacement approval documentation' application form below.
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